- It will be based on a modified version of the Hyundai Venue’s platform.
- The new Hyundai Elite i20 will be wider and will have a longer wheelbase.
- It will feature Hyundai’s Blue Line connectivity features.
Last week, we brought you exclusive details about the next-generation Hyundai Elite i20, which is India-bound in 2020. The premium hatchback was spied testing this week in Sierra Nevada, California. The new Elite i20 will be feature packed, will sit on a new platform and it will also feature revamped exteriors and interiors.
Up front, the Hyundai Elite i20 will sport a broader cascading grille and sleek projector headlamps. The front bumper is redesigned with a small air dam at the bottom and triangular fog lamp housings, which are similar to the new Hyundai Elantra. The nose of the Elite i20 seems to be inspired by Hyundai i30 Fastback.
We revealed about the new generation Hyundai Elite i20 getting larger wheels (16-inch), disc brakes at the front and rear and flared wheel arches, and the new set of spy shots affirm our claim. The test prototype also features wider mirrors, a longer wheelbase, redesigned rear bumper and new LED taillights. Although the interiors are not seen here, the car is expected to get an all-new cabin design.
Apart from the changes mentioned above, the new Hyundai Elite i20 will also get the Blue Link connectivity features from the Hyundai Venue. While it will continue to be offered with the current range of petrol and diesel engines, there’s also talk about Hyundai planning to introduce a 1.0-litre TGDI petrol motor in the 2020 Elite i20. As reported earlier, the car is expected to be launched in India by mid-2020.